As of today, I am the only white person I know who likes rosquillas. I have met one other who will eat them with coffee, but that is it. Rosquillas are really a very unassuming snack food. They aren't overly delicious, nor are they outright nasty. But for some reason, I find them incredibly addictive.

Although I am fairly certain I am not the only person who snacks randomly on these things, I believe the standard mode of consumption for these bad boys is dunking in coffee. They look kind of like skinny donuts, but they are very hard. They taste the way Cheez-Its would taste if they were made from cornmeal and were a little stale. If I am not mistaken, that is really all they are...cornmeal and cheese mixed with a little water and baked in a wood burning oven. I don't think that quesillo is used, because these don't taste like feet. How people are able to procure cheese that can be used to make something delicious when there is no decent cheese stocked in the dairy section of the supermarket is beyond me. But through some form of Central American magic, it happens.

There is a little town on the road between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa that is famous for their rosquillas. I don't know which little town it is, so I wasn't able to stop there on my trip to the capitol, but I have definitely mooched off of coworkers who have made the journey and stopped to get some rosquillas. Unfortunately, none of you will be able to mooch off of me, because they would be none too fresh by the time I deboarded. But if you ever head down this way, get you some!!
7 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    My husb. brought a pack back from his trip to Teguc. He knows how much I love ANYTHING with corn.....He was right. I've been allowing myself only TWO per cup of coffee...wanted to make the bag last. Now I'm searching to purchase a bunch online. Love them. I'm white.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    The town is San Nicolas. The rosqillas are delicious! I dunk them in coffee.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I am obsessed with them. To the point of randomly searching for them online hoping they will eventually be sold in Montreal. I think I may have to try making them myself.

    I am originally from El Salvador, but visited often after my mom married a Honduran.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I am from Honduras, there are seval kind of rosquillas, but the really good ones are from the southern part of the country; especially the ones from Choluteca. Made from real corn, not corn flour like the ones you find on the cities.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I am also from Honduras and LOVE rosquillas but don't often get the chance to eat them, not sure if I can find them in the Chicago area. Anyone have any ideas they would like to share?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I'm missing my rosquillas!!!! Who has a recipe?

  7. K Salas Says:

    I found a recipe that may work

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